England vs. Pakistan: England Defeats Pakistan by 95 Runs in 2nd ODI at Sheikh Zayed Stadium:
Abu Dhabi: Alex Hales smashed Chris Woakes and a maiden hundred stopped his wicket drought with four casualties as England defeat Pakistan by 95 runs to win the second one-day international on Friday.
Hales’ 109 was the basis of England’s challenging 283-5 before Woakes — wicketless in his last six matches — took 4-33 to help fire Pakistan for 188 in 45.5 overs at Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
The success levelled the four-match series at 1-1 after the very first game was won by Pakistan on Wednesday — additionally in Abu Dhabi — by six wickets.
Pakistan were outside of the hunt after losing half their side over as wicketless in his last six matches, Woakes, torn via the mid-order for 50 in the 19th.
Sarfraz fought a single battle, hitting three boundaries during his 76-ball hit before falling in the 45th to Woakes over.
It absolutely was Hales’s brilliant hit that set up the match in England.
England got off to a confident start on a pitch used for the next match in a row, as Hales and Roy lifted the pace following the first ten overs.
Two boundaries smashed off paceman Wahab Riaz to bring up his third one day fifty off 53 balls but four runs after miscued a drive and was caught by Shoaib Malik off Riaz who concluded with 3-43.
Hales continued in his aggressive fashion, improving on his previous best of 67 before this year made against New Zealand at Nottingham, clobbering two sixes off legspinner Yasir Shah.
He challenged Pakistani umpire Shozab Raza’s choice of caught behind off Riaz when paddle and 48 -crossed Iftikhar for two to get to the three figure mark off 111 balls.
Sarfraz Ahmed in the 39th eventually stumped off Iftikhar him over.
Root hit three boundaries off 77 balls.
Riaz for 11 cleaned up Jos Butler as England managed only 27 runs in the past five overs.
England stayed unchanged although Pakistan had brought as two changes from the initial match in Iftikhar and Rizwan.
The 3rd match will be played on Tuesday in Sharjah.